Association between parental socioeconomic position and prevalence of asthma, atopic eczema and hay fever in children

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Association between parental socioeconomic position and prevalence of asthma, atopic eczema and hay fever in children. / Hammer-Helmich, Lene; Linneberg, Allan; Thomsen, Simon Francis; Glümer, Charlotte.

I: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. Supplement, Bind 42, Nr. 2, 03.2014, s. 120-127.

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Hammer-Helmich, L, Linneberg, A, Thomsen, SF & Glümer, C 2014, 'Association between parental socioeconomic position and prevalence of asthma, atopic eczema and hay fever in children', Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. Supplement, bind 42, nr. 2, s. 120-127. https://doi.org/10.1177/1403494813505727

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Hammer-Helmich, L., Linneberg, A., Thomsen, S. F., & Glümer, C. (2014). Association between parental socioeconomic position and prevalence of asthma, atopic eczema and hay fever in children. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. Supplement, 42(2), 120-127. https://doi.org/10.1177/1403494813505727

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Hammer-Helmich L, Linneberg A, Thomsen SF, Glümer C. Association between parental socioeconomic position and prevalence of asthma, atopic eczema and hay fever in children. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. Supplement. 2014 mar;42(2):120-127. https://doi.org/10.1177/1403494813505727

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Hammer-Helmich, Lene ; Linneberg, Allan ; Thomsen, Simon Francis ; Glümer, Charlotte. / Association between parental socioeconomic position and prevalence of asthma, atopic eczema and hay fever in children. I: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. Supplement. 2014 ; Bind 42, Nr. 2. s. 120-127.

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title = "Association between parental socioeconomic position and prevalence of asthma, atopic eczema and hay fever in children",
abstract = "AIM: To determine the prevalence of asthma, atopic eczema and hay fever among children in different age groups and examine the associations with parental socioeconomic position.METHODS: A cross-sectional health survey of four complete birth-cohorts in the municipality of Copenhagen was conducted. Children aged 11 and 15 years and parents of children aged 3 and 6 years completed questionnaires on symptoms and diseases. Data were linked to national registers on demographics and socioeconomic position measured as education, employment and income. In total, 9720 children/parents responded (50.5%).RESULTS: The prevalence of asthma and hay fever increased with increasing age; asthma: from 3.2% among children aged 3 years to 15.4% among children aged 15 years; hay fever: from 3.1% among children aged 3 years to 21.3% among children aged 15 years. The prevalence of atopic eczema did not vary with age and ranged between 15.5% and 17.8%. Odds Ratios for children of parents with the lowest vs. the highest educational level were 1.50 (95% CI = 1.17-1.91) for asthma; 1.68 (95% CI = 1.35-2.10) for hay fever; and 0.75 (95% CI = 0.64-0.89) for atopic eczema. Unemployment was significantly associated with a decreased risk of atopic eczema and eczema symptoms. There was no independent association between household income and any of the outcomes.CONCLUSIONS: The prevalence of asthma and hay fever, but not atopic eczema, increased with increasing age. Atopic eczema was associated with high parental educational level, whereas asthma and hay fever were associated with low educational level. No association with household income was found.",
keywords = "Adolescent, Age Distribution, Asthma, Child, Child, Preschool, Cross-Sectional Studies, Denmark, Dermatitis, Atopic, Female, Health Status Disparities, Health Surveys, Humans, Male, Parents, Prevalence, Questionnaires, Rhinitis, Allergic, Seasonal, Risk Factors, Social Class",
author = "Lene Hammer-Helmich and Allan Linneberg and Thomsen, {Simon Francis} and Charlotte Gl{\"u}mer",
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RIS

TY - JOUR

T1 - Association between parental socioeconomic position and prevalence of asthma, atopic eczema and hay fever in children

AU - Hammer-Helmich, Lene

AU - Linneberg, Allan

AU - Thomsen, Simon Francis

AU - Glümer, Charlotte

PY - 2014/3

Y1 - 2014/3

N2 - AIM: To determine the prevalence of asthma, atopic eczema and hay fever among children in different age groups and examine the associations with parental socioeconomic position.METHODS: A cross-sectional health survey of four complete birth-cohorts in the municipality of Copenhagen was conducted. Children aged 11 and 15 years and parents of children aged 3 and 6 years completed questionnaires on symptoms and diseases. Data were linked to national registers on demographics and socioeconomic position measured as education, employment and income. In total, 9720 children/parents responded (50.5%).RESULTS: The prevalence of asthma and hay fever increased with increasing age; asthma: from 3.2% among children aged 3 years to 15.4% among children aged 15 years; hay fever: from 3.1% among children aged 3 years to 21.3% among children aged 15 years. The prevalence of atopic eczema did not vary with age and ranged between 15.5% and 17.8%. Odds Ratios for children of parents with the lowest vs. the highest educational level were 1.50 (95% CI = 1.17-1.91) for asthma; 1.68 (95% CI = 1.35-2.10) for hay fever; and 0.75 (95% CI = 0.64-0.89) for atopic eczema. Unemployment was significantly associated with a decreased risk of atopic eczema and eczema symptoms. There was no independent association between household income and any of the outcomes.CONCLUSIONS: The prevalence of asthma and hay fever, but not atopic eczema, increased with increasing age. Atopic eczema was associated with high parental educational level, whereas asthma and hay fever were associated with low educational level. No association with household income was found.

AB - AIM: To determine the prevalence of asthma, atopic eczema and hay fever among children in different age groups and examine the associations with parental socioeconomic position.METHODS: A cross-sectional health survey of four complete birth-cohorts in the municipality of Copenhagen was conducted. Children aged 11 and 15 years and parents of children aged 3 and 6 years completed questionnaires on symptoms and diseases. Data were linked to national registers on demographics and socioeconomic position measured as education, employment and income. In total, 9720 children/parents responded (50.5%).RESULTS: The prevalence of asthma and hay fever increased with increasing age; asthma: from 3.2% among children aged 3 years to 15.4% among children aged 15 years; hay fever: from 3.1% among children aged 3 years to 21.3% among children aged 15 years. The prevalence of atopic eczema did not vary with age and ranged between 15.5% and 17.8%. Odds Ratios for children of parents with the lowest vs. the highest educational level were 1.50 (95% CI = 1.17-1.91) for asthma; 1.68 (95% CI = 1.35-2.10) for hay fever; and 0.75 (95% CI = 0.64-0.89) for atopic eczema. Unemployment was significantly associated with a decreased risk of atopic eczema and eczema symptoms. There was no independent association between household income and any of the outcomes.CONCLUSIONS: The prevalence of asthma and hay fever, but not atopic eczema, increased with increasing age. Atopic eczema was associated with high parental educational level, whereas asthma and hay fever were associated with low educational level. No association with household income was found.

KW - Adolescent

KW - Age Distribution

KW - Asthma

KW - Child

KW - Child, Preschool

KW - Cross-Sectional Studies

KW - Denmark

KW - Dermatitis, Atopic

KW - Female

KW - Health Status Disparities

KW - Health Surveys

KW - Humans

KW - Male

KW - Parents

KW - Prevalence

KW - Questionnaires

KW - Rhinitis, Allergic, Seasonal

KW - Risk Factors

KW - Social Class

U2 - 10.1177/1403494813505727

DO - 10.1177/1403494813505727

M3 - Journal article

C2 - 24089102

VL - 42

SP - 120

EP - 127

JO - Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. Supplement

JF - Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. Supplement

SN - 1403-4956

IS - 2

ER -

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